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Does Itchy Rash Mean I Have Hiv

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DNCB (Dinitrochlorobenzene)

...liquid solution in four strengths: 10%, 2%, 0.2%, and 0.02%. The solution was applied on the skin once a week to a 2-inch square area. Then the area was bandaged and kept dry for 10 hours. After the first skin response (a red, itchy rash), the strength of the DNCB solution was lowered. Instructions for using DNCB originally provided by DNCB Now! say that most other therapies could prevent it from working. This included long-term acupuncture,...
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Does a Rash appearing 12 weeks later mean seroconversion?

Hello Dr. Bob, Im still worried. I went ahead and had unprotected sex with my wife after I got opinons from everyone and my negative test at 8 and 10 weeks. Now she is having headaches and I am having rashes appearing. I was doing fine until the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seroconverting or that your multiple tests were all false-negative tests! Your fears are once again unwarranted. Your follow-up HIV test was not warranted and the result will undoubtedly be negative once again. If you continue to have these... Read more »

PEP itchy rash ? combivir/nelfinavir

Hello. I started combivir/ nelfinavir(1.25gm bd) 8 days ago for a needlestick from a HIV+ve terminal child. I am working in Africa.I started PEP, however for the last 2 days have had an itchy raised spotty rash on my neck and a little on my face. It...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If possible I would have your prescribing doctor and/or local HIV specialist look you over. In general we would treat through a rash such as you describe often using an antihistamine and acetominphene Read more »

Itchy Rash

For the past month, I have had an itchy rash that appears to look like insect bites that moves all over my body. I live in the mountains with lots of snow and there just aren't many bugs in the winter. My lover doesn't have the rash. I've been on...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...explanation for your symptoms. You need to see a doctor for a diagnosis of this problem--either a skin doctor or an expert in HIV. Read more »

Itchy rashes?

Hi Mr Kull, I had an unprotected oral sex encounter with a guy months ago. Weeks later some extremely itchy rashes with tiny bump heads developed mainly on my calfs and thighs for around 2 weeks. Then about 2-3weeks after i recovered from the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...answered by a medical professional, in person. And, as I've repeated many times in this forum, attempting to ascertain your HIV status based on symptoms that you are experiencing is bound to be stressful and futile.RMK Read more »
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...Inhibitors Maraviroc, also known as Selzentry, is a type of medicine called an entry inhibitor. Entry inhibitors work by blocking HIV from entering human cells. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Maraviroc received accelerated approval on August 6, 2007,... Read more »
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An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

...in the mouth, constipation, cough, depression, diarrhea, eye infection, flu-like illness, fatigue, herpes simplex infection, itchy rash, loss of appetite, muscle pain and weakness, pain and tingling in the hands and feet, nausea, nervousness,... Read more »
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Rash after 1 week, please someone help

Posted by preocupado1
...possible HIV exposure, 5 days later I practiced oral sex on a girl and the masturbated her. 1 week after that she develped an itchy rash on neck a belly. Can someone please tell me the chances that I infected her (if im an infected) and the... Read more »

Starting to panic

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...posted a couple of weeks back [drunk & stupid] that I had oral and let a guy cum in my mouth. I week ago I developed a very itchy rash on the trunk of my body. It was very small red pimples. they lasted about a week and went away. I had NO... Read more »

PLEASE help! Rash, no fever...worried SICK

Posted by molls1992, 4 Replies
...just had an HIV test in April after being with him....NEGATIVE. But now after this last instance, I've developed a HORRIBLY itchy rash. Like...itch till I give myself bruises type of rash!!! Its mostly right around where the band of my bra sits,... Read more »

anxiety= symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...partner during unprotected (I know) vaginal intercourse. There was no ejaculation. 8 days after the event I developed a bumpy itchy rash on my torso that is rough to the touch. It only reddens when scratched. 10 days after the possible... Read more »